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Invitation to: “Ideal Directions for the Philippine Epics and Ballads Archive of the Ateneo de Manila University”

Department of Sociology and Anthropology School of Social Sciences Ateneo de Manila University cordially invites everyone to  “Ideal Directions for the Philippine Epics and Ballads Archive of the Ateneo de Manila University” Dr. Nicole Revel Senior Research Emeritus Centre de la National Recherche Scientifique Musée National d’Histoire National, Musée de l’Homme (Paris) 6 February 2015 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Social Sciences Building, Room 282 Dr. Revel presents the history and the main features of the actual physical multimedia and visual archive with its eight tabs on the Ateneo website since 2011. She then considers several directions for future collections, long lasting conservation, and research programs related to the multifaceted artistic expressions of an intangible heritage in the Philippines. She adds that with a new immersion in the ecosystem of the Web, important issues in making choices need to be taken into consideration since an archive is alive only, and only if, it transforms and enriches itself.

Invitation to “Living Alone in the Philippines: Trends and Patterns in the Censuses”

Department of Sociology and Anthropology School of Social Sciences Ateneo de Manila University cordially invite you to Living Alone in the Philippines: Trends and Patterns in the Censuses DR. PETER XENOS Lecturer Chulalongkorn University 12 January 2015 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Conference Room 1 & 2, Social Sciences Building Abstract: Dr. Peter Xenos has recently examined one-person households (the living alone phenomenon) across South and Southeast Asia, using national census rounds from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) archive (currently 41 census micro-files from 12 Asian countries). The Asian censuses reveal a combination of underlying commonalities among the countries and dates – with regard to age profile and differences in age profiles by sex and urban/rural residence – as well as distinct national features. After discussing some of the highlights of a conference held at the National University of Singapore on living alone in Asia, Dr. Xenos will turn to Philippine patterns as seen in the censuses of 1990 through 2010. An increase in living alone is evident. It is likely that levels …

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The 2015 Third World Studies Center Writeshop

CALL FOR APPLICATIONSThe 2015 TWSC Writeshop Third World Studies Center, Lower Ground Floor,  College of Social Sciences and Philosophy,  Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 8-10 June 2015 About the writeshop The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) launches the 2015 TWSC Writeshop in continuing its commitment to build the capacity of early career researchers, junior faculty members, and graduate students in the social sciences. Envisioning itself as a premiere social science research center in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman, the TWSC continues to develop critical, alternative paradigms to promote progressive scholarship by undertaking pioneering research and publishing original, empirically-grounded, and innovative studies. The 2015 TWSC Writeshop serves as a dais linking academic research and publication, where select participants are not only given the opportunity to interact with experts from the academe and the publishing industry, but also to produce a publishable manuscript for the TWSC’s internationally refereed and CHED-accredited (A-2, Very Good – Excellent)  journal Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies.In 2010, the TWSC conducted its …

From the Editors: New Year, New Perspectives (2015)

Welcome to 2015 and to a new and improved Verstehen! After a hiatus, the Verstehen team will once again be delivering down-to-earth sociological and anthropological discussions of everyday experiences and current issues. Sociology and anthropology are disciplines that encourage an exploration of the taken-for granted reasons for why we are the way we are and why we think, feel, and act the way we do.

Presentation of Findings of the Ateneo Cultural Laboratory 2014: Bravo Batangas!

The School of Social Sciences Department of Sociology & Anthropology In partnership with the Institute of Philippine Culture cordially invite you to the Presentation of Findings of the Ateneo Cultural Laboratory 2014: Bravo Batangas!                                                          on August 11 (Monday)                                                        4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Faura AVR The program highlights the the students’ findings in the following areas of cultural heritage in Nasugbu and Balayan, Batangas: Sugar and Ships: Balayan’s Storied Houses Indigenous Cooking Hilot and Healing In Praise of Mary: The Luwa Teaching Heritage in High School A  Tour of Two Towns We look forward to seeing you there. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Bernadette Pascua at 426 6001 local 5270 or 5271.

The 49ers: Tracing the lives of Filipina workers in Denmark

The Department of History School of Social Sciences Ateneo de Manila University  cordially invites you to a lecture on The 49ers: Tracing the lives of Filipina workers in Denmark  by  Nina Trige Andersen MA in History University of Roskilde, Denmark.  on  Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. SOM 111 CHING TAN ROOM Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights, Quezon City Abstract In late 1973 the so-called guest worker programs in Europe were just about to end. In the Philippines, however, the systematic export of workers was just about to begin. At this moment 49 women were recruited from the Philippines to work as chambermaids at Hotel Scandinavia in Copenhagen – at the time newly constructed as the biggest hotel in Northern Europe. The 49ers, as the group of Filipina chambermaids became known, arrived 21 days before an immigration stop was adopted in Denmark. They became the last big group of Filipino Pioneers, as the arrivals of 1960-1973 refer to themselves. Four decades later a new wave of labor migration from the Philippines to Denmark commenced. …

IPC invitation to a VRA lecture by Noah Theriault, PhD

The Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University cordially invites you to a lecture on  THE DREAMS OF OTHERS: PALAWAN ONTOLOGY AND THE FANTASIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNMENT  by  NOAH THERIAULT, PhD Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture Assistant Professor, Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma  on  Friday, 4 July 2014 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Social Science Conference Rooms 3 & 4 Ground floor, Social Sciences Building Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights, Quezon City   Abstract How do invisible beings in the forested hinterlands complicate the work of bureaucrats in the capital? What do dreams and the beings who visit them have to do with state power? Questions like these remain marginal to the study of statecraft and state-minority relations. They should, however, be taken seriously, especially as an increasing number of states seek to “co-manage” frontier landscapes in cooperation with indigenous and minority groups. Observers of this trend are well acquainted with the “unruly subjects” who complicate the plans of neoliberal government, but we are only …